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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kab]
    • /kæb/
    • /kæb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kab]
    • /kæb/

Definitions of cab word

  • countable noun cab A cab is a taxi. 3
  • countable noun cab The cab of a truck or train is the front part in which the driver sits. 3
  • noun cab a taxi 3
  • noun cab (as modifier) 3
  • noun cab the enclosed compartment of a lorry, locomotive, crane, etc, from which it is driven or operated 3
  • noun cab (formerly) a light horse-drawn vehicle used for public hire 3

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Origin of cab

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; short for cabriolet

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Cab


cab popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cab usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cab

noun cab

  • carriage — A carriage is an old-fashioned vehicle, usually for a small number of passengers, which is pulled by horses.
  • hack — to place (something) on a hack, as for drying or feeding.
  • taxi — a taxicab.
  • taxicab — a public passenger vehicle, especially an automobile, usually fitted with a taximeter.
  • jitney — a small bus or car following a regular route along which it picks up and discharges passengers, originally charging each passenger five cents.

Top questions with cab

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